Rappler reporter receives journ scholarship
MANILA, Philippines – Paterno Esmaquel II – Rappler’s multimedia reporter covering elections, foreign affairs, and the Church – starts the 3-week on-campus component of his journalism scholarship at the Ateneo de Manila University on Monday, September 9.
Esmaquel is a recipient of a full scholarship for a two-year master's in journalism program at the Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo (ACFJ) that started in June 2013.
He is among the 12 Asian journalists from 5 countries awarded the fellowship this year.
The MA Journalism program has online and on-campus components to suit the requirements of working journalists in the region. It is run by ACFJ under the Department of Communication.
Established in 2003, the fellowship program selects its grantees “on the basis of excellent professional and academic record and leadership potential.”
Esmaquel’s grant covers tuition fees, books, and travel and living expenses for the on-campus sessions.
The other 2013 fellows are:
- Mohamed Ameen, assistant producer, BBC News Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Rommel David, writer and producer, GMA Network Inc, Philippines
- Luis dela Vega III, editor in chief, Inquirer Libre, Philippines
- Dandy Koswaraputra, senior producer, Al Jazeera Network, Indonesia
- Yi Mon, editor, Alinkar Wityee, Myanmar
- Minh Zaw Oo, editor, Trade Times, Myanmar
- Ha Pham, part-time reporter, Vietnam News Agency, Vietnam
- Victoria Camille Tulad, correspondent, GMA Network Inc, Philippines
- Anna Theresa Valmero, assistant producer, Filquest Media Concepts Inc, Philippines
- Aditya Wardhana, producer, TV One, Indonesia
- Chiara Anne Zambrano, field reporter, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, Philippines.
Fellows are not required to take a leave from work. They attend classes online from their home countries. They are required to be on campus for 3 weeks this year to allow face-to-face interaction for the core courses of the program — Advanced Reporting and Writing, Media Ethics and Media Law. – Rappler.com